District 59 Education Foundation

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Circus fundraiser a success!!

The District 59 Education Foundation hosted the Kelly Miller Circus for two days this Fall. The fundraiser netted nearly $9,000. Combined with the money raised from this Spring’s Star Event, the foundation is expecting to issue at least $16,000 in grants by the end of 2006.

The two-hour show consisted of mostly all-new acts. The audience was thrilled by the high quality event! Jugglers, a tight-rope walker, the wheel of destiny, and animal acts were just some of the many exciting performances. Along with elephant, camel, and pony rides, fun was had by all. Read more

2006 Star Event raises $17,000!

The District 59 Education Foundation held its Star Event gala fundraiser on April 8, 2006 at the Harper College Performing Arts Center. Attendees were treated to fabulous hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts graciously donated by Jarosch Bakery and Panera Bread, and music by Rosewood and the Grove Junior High School Jazz Band. There was also a raffle drawing and a silent auction. Silent auction items ranged from museum passes to autographed Cubs baseballs. Over $17,000 was raised. Read more